Northwest Endodontic Specialists Offers Root Canals in Olympia and Surrounding Areas
What is root canal treatment?
The inner part of your tooth contains pulp, comprised of nerves and blood vessels, that fills the root canals of your inner teeth. The pulp can become infected due to tooth decay, fracture or trauma. During root canal therapy, we remove the damaged pulp, clean the root canal system and seal it. This process saves the natural tooth and allows you to avoid a bridge, bone graft and dental implant.
Comfortable, Pain-Free Root Canal Care
These days, root canal treatment is comfortable and pain-free. The tooth is numb for the entire procedure (and some hours after), and any discomfort after the procedure is typically well controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Most people find that having a root canal is similar to having a filling done and, if they had a toothache prior to the procedure, they are relieved to find that it is gone with the removal of the infection. If you are nervous about having a root canal, we can set your mind at ease to help you have a comfortable, pain-free experience in our office.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
Saving Teeth with Endodontics
No artificial crown, dental implant or other prosthesis can ever measure up to the strength, function and aesthetic qualities of your natural tooth. Best practices in dentistry are to save teeth rather than extract them whenever possible, and it is through the process of endodontics that damaged teeth are saved.
Reasons for Root Canal Therapy:
- Severe Tooth Decay – where the decay is extensive, in or approaching the root system.
- Fractured Teeth – any fracture in the tooth is an invitation for bacteria to enter the root areas and cause infection, eventually compromising the entire tooth.
- Dead Nerves – this is a sure sign that extensive damage has been done to the tooth roots.
- Infections and Abscesses – abscessed teeth have infected roots, and only a thorough root canal treatment can save the tooth at this point.
Symptoms of Tooth Infections:
- Pain, swelling or redness around tooth
- Darkening of the tooth (discoloration)
- Pain while chewing
If you have any of these signs of infection in your mouth, give us a call at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636 – the sooner you are seen by a professional, the more likely you will be able to save your tooth.
Root Canal Procedure: What’s It Like?
First, the tooth will be anesthetized. Once it is numb, a dental dam will be placed over the tooth to isolate it. Next, we will make an opening in the crown of the tooth and clean the infected pulp out of the chamber. The chamber is then filled and a filling or temporary crown is placed on top to protect the area. The procedure doesn’t take much longer than a filling, and you will be just as comfortable. The final crown will be restored by your general dentist.
Are you in pain? Don’t wait any longer! Call Northwest Endodontic Specialists at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636 to schedule your appointment right away!
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
The Cost of Root Canal Therapy
The cost of your root canal will vary based on the amount of damage to your tooth and your insurance benefits. Keep in mind that endodontic treatment is healthier, less painful and far less expensive than extraction and tooth replacement.
Ultimately, we are here to ease your fears about root canal therapy – please don’t hesitate to reach out for information.
New Patient? Please visit our Endodontic FAQ page for more information.
Post-Op? Please see our surgical instructions page and call us with any concerns you may have at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
Northwest Endodontic Specialists
Patient Review By Raymond K
Your entire staff was very professional and courteous. Dr. Albert Goerig was especially very personal and professional, he explained the procedure and the root canal was done without any pain. I highly recommend him for this procedure.
- Raymond K
Best dental experience I've had in years! Gentle, easy and pain free.
Patient Review By Adam Mike L
The front staff are amazing. They’re well-organized & work exceptionally well together. Definitely team oriented focusing on patient care and meeting your needs. They are patient, supportive, and will take the necessary time to listen to your needs. Over the 4th of July weekend, I experienced severe and excruciating tooth pain. I called Dr. Albert Goerig aka “Ace.” Dr. Albert Goerig aka “Ace” is exceptionally Outstanding! When I called his emergency phone number, he answered his phone prior to the second ring. I couldn’t believe it! I was relieved, grateful, and thankful! He listened to me. He advised he would call my pharmacy and wanted to see me on Monday. On Monday, July 8, 2019, about 0705 hours, I called his office. I was expecting to get the answering machine, I was extremely surprised and very impressed when a member of the front staff answered the phone. I explained to her the reason for my phone call and that Dr. Goerig “Ace” wanted to see me today (Monday, July 8, 2019). Afterward, she asked me if she could put me on hold. I said sure. Within a minute, she returned. She asked me if I could make it in about 0830 hours, to see Ace. I got in to see Ace. He immediately took care of me. I thank God for leading me to him (Ace). Not only is he the best at what he does, he also goes above and beyond, to meet the needs of his patients and exceed their expectations! He is kind, humble, generous, patient, supportive, and so much more! If you need a root canal, I strongly encourage and highly recommend you see Ace!! You will not be DISAPPOINTED!! Semper Fi! Thank-you Ace for everything you’ve done for me.
- Adam Mike L
Patient Review By Dianne Hamilton M
Dr Albert Goerig was wonderful and kind addressed all my anxiety about having dental work done. Thanks for the great experience
- Dianne Hamilton M
Patient Review By bob g
everybody was so nice.
- bob g
Patient Review By Robert L
Extremely quick and thoughtful about any pain I may experience.
- Robert L
Patient Review By Michelle L
The team at NW Endodontic Specialists has been amazing! They were able to work me into their busy schedules to have an emergency root canal done and were very kind and concerned with my pain. They are truly doing their best to live up to their mission statement and I would highly recommend their services to anyone! Kindly, Michelle
- Michelle L
Patient Review By cynthia d
Best dental experience I have ever had. Should have found him years ago. Life would have been much easier.
- cynthia d
Patient Review By Jayla J
I was so nervous to have a root canal treatment. I let both Catherine and Dr. David Goerig know how scared I was before beginning the procedure . They both were so reassuring and helped me relax . Catherine was so personable and comforting during the whole procedure. They explained what they would be doing and that was the best part . There were no surprises ! I appreciate how gentle and caring they were ! I highly recommended coming to Northwest Endodontics if you need any treatment done . They truly care about their patients ! Hannah called a couple days after my treatment to see how I was feeling ! She also went above and beyond and wished me “Happy Birthday” . You all are amazing thank you sooooo much !! -Jayla
- Jayla J
Patient Review By Brandie D
I really cant thank Dr David Goerig & his sister Kristine enough! My 14 year old need a root canal, he was nervous - I was nervous... but the moment we entered the building until the moment we walked out the staff showed us exceptional care & provided a comfortable enviroment in a stressful situation. The procedure was shorter than expected, but very thorough. My son was amazed that he felt no pain beyond 1 dose of advil afterwards concerning all the horror stories he heard. This team was amazing. So very happy with our refferal to them!
- Brandie D
Patient Review By Kristin V
Dr. Goerig and assistant, Monica, were both wonderful...efficient, knowledgeable and compassionate. I felt completely at ease and the procedure was, to my surprise, quite painless. I would absolutely recommend them! Jessica at the front desk was kind enough to work with me to make arrangements for my HRA payment. Thank you.
- Kristin V
Patient Review By Heidi D
I have serious PTSD with dental work. Everyone took such good care of me and made sure that I was comfortable. Love the attention to detail and sensitive care I received.
- Heidi D
Patient Review By Angela F
I was scheduled for a root canal and was very nervous! The staff and doctor were very friendly and comforting. The actual procedure went super quickly and painlessly, even easier than getting a cavity filled. I left very impressed with this place. Highly recommended!
- Angela F
Patient Review By Michael D
Great experience.Friendly and very competent staff. No pain!
- Michael D
Patient Review By lynn s
very comfortable and professional. Procedure went fast and pain free! I was at ease and comfortable the whole time.
- lynn s
Patient Review By Mandy B
Quick and painless. Able to get in the same day! Awesome staff.
- Mandy B
Patient Review By stevan d
Quick and painless. Very nice!
- stevan d
Patient Review By Kelly w
I am sure its no ones favorite, but have to admit it was way better than expected....thanks so much
- Kelly w
Patient Review By Lynn W
Everyone here was very nice, kind and helpful.
- Lynn W
Patient Review By George E
Very friendly and professional. Have always had a good experience here. Rated very high.
- George E